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Dave Simmons
KC & The Sunshine Band / Ky-Mani Marley - United States


Born into a large musical family in Detroit, Michigan, Dave was exposed to a wide array of influences. Schooled by his older siblings on the Motown Sound while nurturing his Trinidadian roots through his parents, Dave’s wide musical palette was cultivated at an early age.

His ongoing musical passion landed him a wealth of studio sessions and touring acts such as Kymani Marley, Sade, Lauren Hill, Deborah Gibson, Javier, Martika, The Marley Boys (Ghetto Youth), KC & The Sunshine Band, comedian Billy Crystal, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, Brian Howe (Bad Company), Blowfly, Inner Circle, and Stevie Wonder but to name a few.

Additionally, he has been featured in drum magazines including Modern Drummer and the European published Sticks.


Dave Simmons website


Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Scarlet Fade
22x18 bass drum
8x7 tom
10x10 tom
12x10 tom
14x12 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare
14x5 Chad Smith snare

DR503 ICON rack
PCX100 clamps x 15
CH1000 cymbal holder x 8
D2000 throne
P2002C double pedal
H2000 hi-hat stand
S1000 snare stand x 2
TH2000 tom holder
TH2000S short tom holder x 5
PJH10SH hi-hat jingle
PTB313I flat timbale'
PJF310 9" djembe
PSP1345 percussion plate BB3 bracket